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    The Swahili House

    Mchambawima Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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    12/07/2017 13/07/2017
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      2 adults
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          Overview
          • Excellent29%
          • Very good35%
          • Average21%
          • Poor10%
          • Terrible5%
          Travellers talk about
          Free Wifi
          Breakfast included
          Air Conditioning
          Non-Smoking Rooms
          Restaurant
          Airport Transportation
          Rooftop Bar
          Wheelchair Access
          Dry Cleaning
          Rooftop Terrace
          Shuttle Bus Service
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          2.5 Star Hotel
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          1 - 5 of 131 reviews

          Reviewed 4 weeks ago

          First stay in Zanzibar. Great place and the best host ever. She really took great care of us. Very nice hotel, the AC in the room was very welcome after 7 days of safari in Tanzania. Great rooms, nicely maintained. Dinner and breakfast are served...More

          Thank Quinten D
          Reviewed 5 May 2017

          I spent time in two rooms of this most exquisite hotel in Zanzibar and I truly experienced the wow effect! Zanzibar comes alive in this beautifully crafted and designed boutique hotel. The Pricess Seyyida and Livingstone rooms are simply stunning.simply so well considered that to...More

          Thank Jichoman
          Reviewed 17 April 2017

          This is long overdue review. We have stayed in Swahili house back in February 2016, but only few days ago, when friend asked where to stay, we had to recommend Swahili house. Its well, hidden, tucked away from busy town centre. Just to get there...More

          Thank jirih74
          Reviewed 20 March 2017

          I told the hotel in advance that I would be arriving at 2am in the morning, but arrived to find it locked up and no record of my reservation. I spent a full 90 minutes with the two security guards, showing them my reservation and...More

          Thank SteeeeeveLondon
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          Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

          My boyfriend and I rented the Sultan suite and it was wonderful. The room was stunning, and furniture was exquisite. The rooftop bar had a gorgeous view from the top, we took full advantage of the happy hour. Plus the food was great. We had...More

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          Zanzibar Coffee House
          499 reviews
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          Jafferji House & Spa
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          About
          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Breakfast included
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
          • Shuttle Bus Service
          • Airport Transportation
          • Breakfast included
          • Dry Cleaning
          • Laundry Service
          • Babysitting
          • Room amenities
          • Air Conditioning
          • Things to do
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          Details
          • Price range
          • US$84 - US$140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Room types
          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 22
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          • Location
          • Tanzania >
          • Zanzibar Archipelago >
          • Zanzibar Island >
          • Zanzibar City >
          • Stone Town
          • Also Known As
          • The Swahili House Hotel Stone Town ,
          • The Swahili House Stone Town, Zanzibar Island
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          Room Tips
          "Pricess Salme is the best! Gives you the zanzibari feel and you even hear the muezin in the distance!"
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          "There's no wifi in the rooms, only in the roof top restaurant and in the reception area"
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          "We stayed near the top of the hotel, no hustle & bustle noise up there."
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          "clean and very big rooms, huge bathroom, the rooftop with the best view in town, super friendly stuff"
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